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More than 100 Small Farms Get A Giant Boost

Sacramento, CA — Access to start-up capital is a big challenge for farmers.

A small grant program through the Farmer Veteran Coalition (FVC) is helping.

More than 100 farmer veterans received word Friday that they are being awarded equipment thanks to the Farmer Veteran Fellowship Fund. The grant supports veterans in their early years of farming and ranching.

“We directly purchase a piece of equipment the farmer has identified as being critical,” explains Jeanette Lombardo, FVC Executive Director. “Our veterans put their lives on the line to protect us. It’s an honor to help them...


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